How To Overcome Overwhelm by Alvalyn Lundgren
Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Overcome Overwhelm

Did you know that most freelancers struggle with time management, project management, and getting things done — on time? With margin? We deal on a

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Four Seasons of Creativity Title
Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

The 4 Seasons of Creativity

While, as a freelancer, you absolutely must focus on your business and develop killer business skills, you also need to guard and nurture your creativity.

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Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

Don’t Rely On Referral Business

It’s affirming when clients refer new business to you. Their recommendations are a testament to your expertise and experience. For a long time referrals alone

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A 5-point tune up for your freelance business
Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

A 5-Point Tune Up For Your Freelance Business

As with cars, your freelance business needs regular tune-ups to ensure smooth performance and prevent breakdowns. If you’re the owner of an independent creative services

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How To Work With Purchase Orders by Alvalyn Lundgren
Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Work With Purchase Orders

You’ve landed a highly-desired big name client and they’ve sent you a purchase order. What is a purchase order, and how do you work with

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doing good work and working for good by Alvalyn Lundgren
client relations
Alvalyn Lundgren

Doing Good Work and Working for Good

On his Dear Design Student blog on Medium, Mike Monteiro, design director at Mule Design, author and speaker, discusses designers and their ethics. He addresses

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Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

Creating Rituals To Do Significant Work

I recently read Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, in which the author, Cal Newport, makes the case for engaging in sdeliberate, uninterrupted

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Do you need a marketing plan by Alvalyn Lundgren
Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

Do You Need A Marketing Plan?

Q: As a freelancer, do I need a marketing plan or can I just wing it? A: Indeed, you do need a marketing plan. Marketing

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Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

Create A Social Media Connection Strategy

When you’re in business, you use social media differently than you do personally. I was an early adopter on many social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook

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design management
Alvalyn Lundgren

Designing a Successful Year

Each December I take a couple weeks off to celebrate the holidays and go through a visioning and goal-setting process in preparation for the new

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Freelance Road Trip — Business of Design
Alvalyn Lundgren

Create A Better Portfolio

Whether online or in hand, your portfolio is the primary means of landing a job or finding clients. Art school graduates have focused on developing

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